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WVU neurosurgeon and football team physician leaves lasting impact on community, honored with major gift

G. Robert “Bob” Nugent, M.D., one of the nation’s most respected neurosurgeons and a former physician for West Virginia University’s football team, spent 43 seasons tending to the medical needs of Mountaineer football players and was one of the first neurosurgeons to treat patients in what was then the new University Hospital, now the WVU Health Sciences Center.

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Former football standouts give gift to weight room

Former Mountaineer football players Don Barclay and Keith Tandy had All-American playing careers while at West Virginia, leading their alma mater to many victories on the field, conference championships and bowl wins before finishing their college careers.

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Witts make major gift to women’s basketball

Loyal West Virginia University supporters Byron and Susan Witt have contributed a major gift of $150,000 to the WVU women’s basketball program to help renovate the Mountaineers’ locker room inside the WVU Coliseum.

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WVU 2017-18 Mountaineer Mascot search narrowed to four finalists

West Virginia University’s search for the 65th Mountaineer Mascot has been narrowed to four candidates. All four finalists are West Virginia natives, and will don the buckskins and carry the musket to lead the crowd into cheers during the men's basketball game with Kansas State Saturday (Feb. 11).

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